When local charity SHARE (Supporting Homeless Assisting Refugees Everywhere) approached us for some help with their marketing we couldn’t wait to get involved.
The charity was set up by Adam Dandy, Louise Edwards and Monica Hogg as a result of the overwhelming support from the local community wanting to provide aid for the current refugee crisis.
Louise said, “Monica and I were originally members of this group, which within a week had over a 1000 members on its Facebook page. The sheer scale of support and the overwhelming amount of donations along with the backing of Flintshire County Council in providing a storage unit is what led to the creation of SHARE. The issue of homelessness on our own doorstep was brought to our attention at this time and this prompted our desire to support both causes.”
The support and backing of Flintshire County Council has enabled the charity to collect donations on a large scale, from all across North Wales and the North West.
SHARE’s charity work
Homelessness and the refugee crisis are both long term issues and this prompted the founders to become an established charity, rather than a short term provider of relief aid. As their effort gathered momentum the charity founders realised they needed a logo and an identity.
Adam, one of the founders, approached Entyce’s Creative Director Jane Entwistle as she had previously designed a logo for his business Dandy’s Topsoil.
Jane said, “When Adam got in touch we were really happy to get involved. It is such a great cause and in a short time the charity has already achieved so much with the phenomenal support of other local businesses and individuals.”
She added, “A professionally designed logo will help them to raise even more awareness and in turn provide vital support to those who need it. We created a logo which is eye catching and we believe captures the essence of what SHARE is really about.”
Adam said, “We have had many compliments about our new SHARE logo and how clever and effective it is! It’s bright, vibrant and gets across so clearly what our charity is about.”
The charity helps provide much needed items (clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, toiletries, food) for the local homeless population as well as relief aid (tents, blankets, sleeping bags, ponchos, clothing, toiletries, first aid kits) for refugees in Southern Europe, specifically the island of Leros and Kos at the moment.
The charity is looking for donations from the public as well as volunteers to help man the centre and sort through donations. They are also keen to hear from anyone who has time to help with fundraising events and from local shops, churches, community groups who have space and are willing to become drop off points for SHARE.
Information about opening times for SHARE Aid Centre for the public to drop off aid are available on the SHARE Facebook page along with a list of current needed items and contact details for people wishing to drop off or volunteer their time.